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    Quote Originally Posted by jafvortex93 View Post
    And Z very nice rajah. see you just further solidified my reason to stay away from HL. 500$ is too much.
    Haha, I didn't intend to draw you away from highlanders. They are very rewarding to grow, there probably some easier species that don't need a temp drop, like N. ramispina.

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    Oh i LOVE them i love the way they look and everything, if i had the funds i would be growing them everywhere! lol.
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    I live in TX, but we're moving to North Carolina (piedmont region) soon, wonder if that will be a good temp drop... I'm trying to figure out how I can keep it in a terrarium (to keep up the humidity) and give it sunlight without getting the temps too high.
    I heard of someone who successfully kept a rajah on their windowsill without a terrarium.

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    well for me humidity outdoors is pretty high (the other night it was 100% lol) but i keep most of my plants indoors and humidity inside my terrarium is around 55-60 during the day and at night it hops up to 70+. i have about 6 pots in there varying in size. The bottom is layered with some aquarium colorful small rocks and ontop of that is live sphagnum moss which i keep slightly submerged in water not all the way but it stays pretty wet. all my plants that are tray fed have they're own trays and the ones that arent still have small trays underneath them so that they are not absorbing any water from the bottom of the tank. this keeps the humidity as high as it is. hope that helps.

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    Hm how can I use the computer fan to lower the temp? Wouldn't it dry out the rajah and evaporate the humidity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGrower View Post
    I live in TX, but we're moving to North Carolina (piedmont region) soon, wonder if that will be a good temp drop... I'm trying to figure out how I can keep it in a terrarium (to keep up the humidity) and give it sunlight without getting the temps too high.
    Direct sunlight + terrarium = solar cooker (not good for highlanders)
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterGrower View Post
    I heard of someone who successfully kept a rajah on their windowsill without a terrarium.
    Look up some of elgecko's old posts - all you need is a magic window...
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    From where I come from, the temperatures outside are pretty decent for nepenthes highlanders right now. Days around 80 or so, nights at like 55F. Unfortunately, the insulation is very good in the sense the apartment is still warm at night. My highland tank rarely gets to 60s in the past few days. Yesterday I was trying something different...use a humidifier...a fan a bit far away and trying to see if it would drop temps. Inspite of the fact that the windows are open, night temp was like 60F or something, apparently I could only manage 69F. Summer is really a scary 3-4 months for me as I wait and hope for the arrival of winter again. Although, I have a crazy idea of trying to use my air conditioner along with the humidifier this season. I don't think my villosa will appreciate the temps this summer if I don't intervene.

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    You should google cool air humidifier.
    Should be cheap and simple.
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